Paul Marcotte began his career at the University of Ottawa in 1955 as a lecturer in English Literature and retired in 1986. He was born in Québec City in 1929 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from St. John's University in 1951 and an M.A. from the same establishment in 1953. He completed his PhD at the University of Ottawa in 1957. Along with his colleague Dalton McGuinty, he was instrumental in reorganizing the English Program to serve the needs of francophone students. He was also Co-Chair of the Department of English in 1966 and then Chair of the Department in 1967.
The Paul J. Marcotte award recognizes the best essay produced in the undergraduate Shakespeare Survey course at the Department of English.
Testimonial presented by Mr. Joseph Griffin on September 25, 2010